Darkrai raid guide


Darkrai is a Mythical Pokemon from the Sinnoh region

As Darkrai is Mythical, it can be transferred to Professor Willow but it cannot be traded to other players

Darkrai is coming back to 5* raids on the 22th October 2021 at 10am local time and here till 5th November 2021 at 10am local time. This is the third 5* Pokemon in October 2021 after Genesect (Douse Drive) and Altered Giratina

Darkrai caught in October 2021 will know the charge move Sludge Bomb. The Poison move is a solid all round move with high damage and a great counter to one of its weaknesses: Fairy types

A shiny version is available

It has:

HP 172

Defence 198

Attack 285

Darkrai is number 491 in the Pokedex. It is a Ghost type Pokemon. It has several weaknesses. These are Bug, Fairy and Fighting.

Its Raid boss CP is 53,623

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 2048-2136
  • Weather boosted: 2560-2671

Darkrai is weather boosted by Fog weather


Darkrai’s Moveset

Darkrai has 2 fast moves and 4 charge moves

Its fast moves are:

  • Snarl (Dark)
  • Feint Attack (Dark)

Its charge moves are:

  • Focus Blast (Fighting)
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost)
  • Dark Pulse (Dark)
  • Sludge Bomb (Poison)

Counters to Darkrai

Bug, Fairy and Fighting are the types that Darkrai is weak too therefore anything possessing this typing/move sets will be effective.

Here are some of the most effective counters and the movesets to go with:


  • Counter (fast move)
  • Dynamic Punch (Charge move)


  • Counter (Fast move)
  • Dynamic Punch (Charge move)


  • Charm (Fast move)
  • Dazzling Gleam (Charge move)


  • Charm (Fast move)
  • Dazzling Gleam (Charge move)


  • Counter (Fast move)
  • Dynamic Punch (Charge move)


  • Counter (Fast move)
  • Dynamic Punch (Charge move)

Other effective counters would include Toxicroak, Lucario, Beedrill (Mega), Heracross, Volcarona and Blaziken


Thoughts on Darkrai

Darkrai is a decent strength mythical Pokemon. Its in PvE that Darkrai it at its strongest. Its pure Dark type gives it a solid advantage over Psychic and Ghost types

Darkrai caught during October 2021 will have the move Sludge Bomb which is a solid all round move

In PvP Darkrai doesn’t really shine. It is ineligible for the Great league and suffers in the Ultra league because of its high attack stat. It has respectable stats for the Master league and the power to one hit KO several Pokemon making it good to use at the end of battles, but other options make for a better choice

As it’s a Mythical Pokemon, to give it a second charge move costs 100 candies and 100,000 Stardust. It requires 20KM as a buddy to earn a candy walking.

How many Darkrai will you be raiding?!

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